Truro community association alerting residents to laundry machine coin thefts

The East End Community Association is alerting people living in the east end of Truro that someone is stealing money from apartment building laundry machines.

In an email sent to area residents, the EECA says over the past four months, more than 10 local landlords have been hit, resulting in more than 20 machines being busted into and damaged.

The group says the break-ins have been happening in the middle of the night.

Inspector Rob Hearn, of the Truro Police Service, says he's not aware of a rash of such thefts in the east end, but, he says there was a report of a similar theft from a Curtis Dr address earlier this week.